News & Resources

Dec 10

2019

In Project Updates

Baptcare Lalor Community Redevelopment

Baptcare Lalor Community Redevelopment Construction of Baptcare’s Wattle Grove Community in Lalor was recently completed. The 120-bed residential aged care facility officially welcomed residents on Monday 7 October. A successful Open Day was held on Saturday 21 September, which saw Continue reading

Dec 10

2019

In Project Updates

Brisbane Grammar School STEAM 

Brisbane Grammar School STEAM  The proposed development is construction of a new 6 storey building called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for the Brisbane Boys Grammar School located on Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill. The building will provide additional Continue reading

Dec 10

2019

In Project Updates

The Malt District

The Malt District The Malt District is a mixed-use development built around Cremorne’s iconic Nylex Clock and malt silos.  The development will consist of commercial, residential and green spaces, including a micro-brewery, apartments and creative work spaces.

Dec 10

2019

In Project Updates

Jubilee Place

Jubilee Place The proposed development is for the construction of a new commercial tower situated on the site of the existing Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The new building will comprise of three levels of basement carparking, loading dock, Continue reading

Dec 06

2019

In Industry Updates

Introduction of Part 6 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and Associated Regulation Amendments

Introduction of Part 6 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and Associated Regulation Amendments The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), the primary act governing development and issuance of approvals for building work has been amended. Part Continue reading

Jul 14

2019

In Project Updates

Lara Prison

Lara Prison The Victorian Government is building a new 1248 bed maximum security prison in the vicinity of the existing prison precinct which includes Barwon Prison, Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga Annex. Providing a new maximum-security facility is an essential Continue reading

Jul 11

2019

In Project Updates

Melbourne Central Rooftop Development

Melbourne Central Rooftop Development McKenzie Group is pleased to announce our involvement in a new wood and glass commercial office tower known as ‘Frame’ located on top of the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, which itself sits above a Metro train Continue reading

Jul 10

2019

In Project Updates

New Performing Arts Venue, Queensland

New Performing Arts Venue, Queensland The New Performing Arts Venue comprises of a minimum 1,500 seat theatre to be located at the Playhouse Green, co-located at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) precinct. McKenzie Group are Buidling Surveying and Access Continue reading

Jul 05

2019

In Project Updates

The Exchange, Darling Harbour

The Exchange, Darling Harbour The Exchange, a new building at Darling Harbour, will be a spiralling, light-filled “hive” designed by world renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.  The Exchange will be a civic space designed to meet Sydney’s growing needs, and Continue reading

Jul 04

2019

In Project Updates

Marrickville Library & Community Hub

Marrickville Library & Community Hub McKenzie Group has partnered with Mirvac to work on the development of a Library & Community Hub on the former site of the  Marrickville Hospital.  Centred around a communal garden space, the development will provide an Continue reading

Jul 02

2019

In Industry Updates

Industry Watch: Professional Indemnity Insurance Response

Professional Indemnity Insurance Response 2 July 2019 While McKenzie Group has Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance policy coverage and protection in place and isn’t impacted by the current cladding exclusions issues, as leaders in our sector, we will continue to push Continue reading

Jun 26

2019

In Industry Updates

NSW Legislation Update: Planning Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

NSW Legislation Update: Planning Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 This amendment clarifies the ability for Occupation Certificate to be issued for part of a building and for part of a partially completed building. This change is needed as the ability to Continue reading

May 24

2019

In General

Latest updates on building permit levy payment to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)

Commencing the 1 July 2019, there will be changes to the way in which the building permit levy is paid to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), with Building Surveyors required to obtain a building permit number (BPN) from the VBA Continue reading

Apr 26

2019

In Industry Updates

Legislation and Technical Update

Legislation and Technical Update There will be significant changes made to the NCC in 2019. The following key dates are below: Preview released                                    Continue reading

Apr 26

2019

In Articles

Combustible Cladding

Combustible Cladding McKenzie Group provides trusted advice to building owners regarding combustible cladding and assists in meeting respective legislation in each state. In Queensland we have completed the Part 1 registration process for a number of our clients. The legislative Continue reading

Apr 22

2019

In Project Updates

Midtown Centre, Brisbane City 

Midtown Centre, Brisbane City The new Midtown Centre project located on 147-163 Charlotte Street and 146-160 Mary Street Brisbane, is an innovative redevelopment of the Forestry and Health Buildings into one substantial office tower. This exciting transformation consists of converting Continue reading

Apr 20

2019

In Project Updates

Melbourne Square – Residential Tower Concept

Melbourne Square – Residential Tower Concept McKenzie Group will be providing building surveying services for Melbourne Square – Residential Tower Concept.  The proposed project comprises the formation of a new 56 storey residential apartment tower over a common 7 storey podium Continue reading

Apr 18

2019

In Project Updates

88 Walker Street, North Sydney

88 Walker Street, North Sydney McKenzie Group Consulting is teaming up with Billbergia to develop a $121 million 48-storey hotel and commercial tower located in North Sydney. The tower will cantilever above the heritage-listed Firehouse Hotel at 86 Walker Street, Continue reading

Dec 28

2018

In General

Statement on article written in The Daily Telegraph on 28/12/2018

Statement on Article Written in The Daily Telegraph on 28/12/2018 28/12/2018 McKenzie Group Consulting undertook the role of principal certifying authority on the project. The current NSW system allows for suitably qualified structural engineers to design, inspect and certify these Continue reading

Sep 06

2018

In Industry Updates

Cladding Checklist in Queensland

The Queensland Government has introduced new obligations on owners of private and local government buildings to undertake a mandatory ‘combustible cladding checklist’. Continue reading

Sep 05

2018

In Project Updates

David Jones, Sydney

Located at 84-110 Castlereagh Street in Sydney, the heritage-listed sandstone building has been the leading store for David Jones in Australia for the past 90 years. Continue reading

Sep 03

2018

In Project Updates

PARA Building Works, Dairy Road, Canberra

McKenzie Group have newly been appointed Building Surveyor for the PARA Building Works. The development by Molonglo Group will stand as a 50-building precinct at Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Continue reading

Sep 03

2018

In Project Updates

Williams Landing Town Centre and Neighbourhood

McKenzie Group are proud to support project partners including Cedar Woods, Case Meallin and Hacer on the Williams Landing Town Centre and Neighbourhood project.  The development consists of a mix of commercial buildings and an extensive residential estate. Continue reading

Sep 03

2018

In Project Updates

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Earlier in 2018 the Moonee Valley Racing Club appointed superannuation fund Hostplus and property developer Hamton to transform the racecourse into a ‘world-class thoroughbred racing centre’ and one of the world’s greatest night time racing venues.   Continue reading

Sep 01

2018

In Project Updates

80 Ann Street

McKenzie Group are proud to announce that we are working on 80 Ann Street project in Brisbane’s CBD. The development by Mirvac is a new commercial interactive marketplace to be located in Brisbane City, and will be the new home of Suncorp. Continue reading

Aug 14

2018

In Industry Updates

Proposed ban on the use of certain types of aluminium composite panels

The NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading, Rose Webb, called for public submissions on whether a building product use ban was warranted for certain types of external cladding on buildings and if so, what the terms of a ban might be. Continue reading

Jun 10

2018

In Project Updates

Volaire Apartments

Completed in May 2018 are the Volaire Apartments in North Melbourne. The development has a value of $43 million and occupies a commanding position, adjacent to North Melbourne train station and established parks, shops and services in the area. Continue reading

May 30

2018

In Project Updates

Launch Families

We will be assisting ARM Architecture with a new project called Launch Families. The project will set up 60 residences in Victoria to assist women and children effected by domestic violence. Continue reading

May 21

2018

In Project Updates

Promenade, Morton Street, Parramatta

Working with PDS Group and Starryland Australia, McKenzie Group have been working on Stages 2 and 3 of the residential project, Promenade, in Parramatta, Sydney since 2014. Continue reading

May 11

2018

In Project Updates

Redevelopment of the State Library of Victoria

Redevelopment of the State Library of Victoria 11 May 2018 The State Library of Victoria is one of Australia’s oldest and busiest public libraries. Most Victorians and many tourists from interstate and overseas have visited or know about the library’s Continue reading

May 05

2018

In Project Updates

Burwood Brickworks – The world’s sustainable shopping centre

Burwood Brickworks – The world’s sustainable shopping centre 5 May 2018 McKenzie Group are excited to be appointed by Frasers Property Australia as Building Surveyors on the cutting edge mixed use development of the former Burwood Brickworks site in Burwood, Continue reading

May 02

2018

In Project Updates

Student Accommodation – Projects Completed

Student Accommodation – Projects Completed 2 May 2018 ‘Atira’ – Toowong Engaged in September 2016, McKenzie group were engaged to provide Building Certification and Accessibility/DDA Consultancy services for the student accommodation project ‘Atira’ which includes 14 storeys, 2 levels of Continue reading